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Yes, a so-called Strobist setup (a radio controlled off-camera hotshoe flash/speedlight) can be great for learning and experimenting with basic off-camera lighting, even while it won't deliver the same way a proper studio strobe setup would. However, if you can find a studio setup with two lights and two softboxes for less than a TT350+X1T, the chances are ...


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Before electronic flash became the norm, we used flash bulbs. These were a one-time use bottle of sunlight. Typically they consisted of a glass envelope filled with oxygen. The bulb contained a filament similar to an ordinary tungsten lightbulb. The tips of the support wires upon which the filament was mounted, were tipped with phosphorous. The glass bulb ...


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What are the physical limits that determine a camera's flash sync speed? The distance the shutter curtains must travel. This can be as far as 36mm for horizontal travel shutters, such as those found in many 35mm film cameras, to as short as 14.5mm for a Canon APS-C digital camera with a vertical travel focal plane shutter. The g-forces that the shutter ...


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Is this Yongnuo specific model able to be fired in slave mode by another flash? Yes. The Yongnuo YN565EX III has S1 and S2 slave modes that allow another flash to send the "fire" command to the YN565EX III. In S1 mode the YN565EX III will fire when it detects a bright flash of light. In S2 mode the YN565EX III will ignore the first set of short bursts, ...


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Depends on your definition of "works." The Neewer TT560/Godox TT560/Amazon Basics flash is a single-pin manual only flash. It cannot do TTL, HSS, or talk to your camera's flash menus. All you can tell this flash to do via the single pin on its foot is tell it when to fire. And that should work on an Olympus camera hotshoe or with radio triggers. But that'...


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With few limitations, you can use almost any arbitrary combination of cameras and flashes. It is no problem to use a Nikon flash on the Zenit 122. The flash shoe and the functionality of the middle contact pin is standardized and supported by most camera and flash models. This pin is simply used by the camera to tell the flash when to trigger. What will ...


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You don't need a very short flash sync time for pictures that are mainly lit by the flash because the real exposure is the duration of the flash which is very short (for fill-in the problem is different). What sets the shortest time during which the whole focal plane is exposed is the travel speed of the shutter curtain. And a fast curtain speed generates ...


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Your intuition is correct in that a flash that only fires once must fire after the first shutter curtain is fully open and before the second curtain begins to close. Higher sync speeds are achieved by strobing the flash as the two shutter curtains move across the frame together. As you can imagine, this requires very precise timing, and only became possible ...


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“An external flash for digital Nikon” means it would be a TTL or iTTL flash. A TTL Auto flash will not work well because it will not be able to communicate with the camera. This usually means it will only fire at full power in TTL mode. If the TTL flash also has a manual mode, it could work, but you will need to do lots of calculations using the flash ...


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Pentax AF280T (always set to green two-level auto flash operation, head tilted 40 degrees up) If you don't have one, you can download a .pdf Pentax AF 280T Manual. Forty degrees is not high enough for bounce flash in most situations. The light from your flash appears to have bounced off the ceiling and come down well past your intended subjects. Either ...


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I did not find a definitive answer, so i did what every reasonable person would do and just bought a used nikon and a canon version to test it :). As slaves they both accept nikon and canon master TTL flashes, if set correctly. Like Michael C pointed out, nikon flashes have a golden font on them, and canon is in silver. Here I switched roles and accept ...


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It depends on which version of the YN565 you have. There are both Canon and Nikon versions. Neither version is cross-compatible with the other system with regard to TTL on camera. If you have the Canon version, TTL should work on camera or off camera with a Canon TTL Master flash, such as the YN568EX II. If you have a Nikon version, TTL will work off ...


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